Which Country Stars Will Be Performing at 2017 Inauguration Events? [PICTURES]
A number of celebrities have declined to be part of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration festivities, but there will be quite a few country stars performing at events in Washington, DC, on Inauguration Weekend (Jan. 19-22).
Country artists including Big & Rich, Darryl Worley and more are booked to perform at inaugural balls, held by various political organizations throughout the weekend of the inauguration; the most public of these appearances, however, will be made by Toby Keith, Lee Greenwood and, collectively, Tim Rushlow (formerly of Little Texas), Lonestar‘s Richie McDonald and Restless Heart‘s Larry Stewart, all of whom will all perform at the Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration. Scheduled for Jan. 19 at the Lincoln Memorial, the Welcome Celebration will also include remarks from the president-elect.
“I don’t apologize for performing for our country or military,” Keith tells EW, noting that, throughout his career, he’s also sang for George W. Bush and Barack Obama, and performed more than 200 concerts for the USO. Greenwood, meanwhile, says that he is “honored to be part of history again.”
“This is a time to overcome challenges in our country and band together,” Greenwood adds. “My wife Kim and I are looking forward to the inauguration ceremonies.”
Readers can flip through the photo gallery above to learn more about which country stars are connected to which Inauguration Weekend events.
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